Innessa Colaiacovo ’12

Innessa Colaiacovo is a double concentrator in Economics and French from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her senior thesis resulted from a 2010 Swearer Center International Fellowship that allowed her to work for the Halifax Refugee Clinic, a pro bono legal clinic specializing in asylum cases. There, she was introduced to the basics of Canadian immigration policy. Her empirical honours thesis analyses over 51,000 refugee claims adjudicated from 2006-2010 and finds that the probably a refugee claim is accepted is correlated with the adjudicator’s observable characteristics.

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